Search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing is home on leave in Mercy Falls, Montana, twelve years after she joined the military to escape the mistakes of her past. With a job waiting for her as the new lead pilot of Peak Rescue in Glacier National Park, Kacey hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. What she doesn’t realize is that someone else is also back in town.
Ben King has been building his country music career since the day Kacey shut him out of her life. Now all of that’s on hold when his injured father calls him home to help run Peak Rescue until he’s fully recovered. It doesn’t take long, though, to discover his father’s ulterior motives as Kacey Fairing walks into the house and back into his heart.
With Mercy Falls in a state of emergency due to flash floods, Kacey and Ben are forced to work together to save lives. But when floodwaters turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?
Susan May Warren has started a new series! My thoughts:
What I liked:
Ms. Warren returned to her trademark of writing two romances in one. Usually one romance is the ‘lead’ while the other plays backup. Such is the case here. In fact, the second ‘romance’ if you want to call it that, has yet to be resolved. At first, I didn’t care for the switch too much, but eventually I found myself involved in both situations and I’m still curious as to how the second romance will come together.
There is a mystery in this book, but it is also a bit ongoing. Only a piece of it is resolved and I thought that was a cool way to write the series. I really want to know what happened.
After a romantic relationship, a parental relationship is my favorite kind to read. I love when children (and by children, I don’t necessarily mean kids) must get to know their parents. This theme is interwoven several times throughout the book with several people.
Spiritually, the novel deals with forgiveness and what that looks like, particularly for yourself.
What I didn’t like:
I’ll be honest and say that I enjoy plots where fathers don’t realize that they have children and must get to know them. However, I don’t enjoy it when the reason why they didn’t know they had children was lame (or the mother was just selfish). The reasoning here? Lame. It didn’t work for me. It wouldn’t have worked legally either. So that bothered me, big time.
Also, half the time I felt like the ‘problems’ in the romance could have been resolved in an hour…all that was needed was for the two protagonist to actually talk to each other without running from the scenes dramatically and refusing to open their mouths. I believe the story is weakened when you rely upon miscommunication or no communication.
Romantic scale: 7.5
Overall, a good start to a new series!
** I received a copy from Revell. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**